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Sep 9, 2010 11:00pm PDT
they are confident as you heard us say a moment ago perhaps that they believe they can keep the fire from spreading beyond the existing perimeter and they have no word yet, if you live in the area or friend or loved ones who do, when you maybe able to get back that your home but surely not be tonight as they deal with this, this crisis and they don't want anybody else going in and risking getting hurt. people will not be able to get in her for speed limit time. they don't know when you will be allowed back in but at least 100 people in shelters tonight. >> these are images taken earlier this evening where you see the massive fire ball caused by the ruptured gas line and at times the flames shot 100 feet into the air. we had witnesses just telling us force with which the explosion shook this neighborhood one woman apparently suffered not only burns but a broken arm from the blast. >> was thrown apparently across the street by the blast. obviously after this initial shock and concern for health and safety the next phase for those poor people who have lost their homes or have suffered s
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Sep 24, 2010 11:00pm PDT
parents to use scare straight tactics. >> at no time do you hear the parents of the young man objecting, getting upset, crying. so the video is absolutely exculpatory from the cop's perspective. >> and the attorney points to this moment when the father talks to his son while cuffed. >> use your head. >> his department in the meantime is reviewing the duty manual which does not make specific mention of this type of behavior. >> we determined that there should be probably a very specific section that addresses this or several versions into creating one. >> sergeant lopez says the officer may have violated more than just those two policies. he is currently on administrative leave. lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >> thanks very much. >>> a judge cleared the way for california's first execution in nearly five years. that means that pending any last-minute appeals albert brown will be put to death one minute after midnight next wednesday morning. he would be the first death row inmate executed in the newly thatew, lethal injection procedure. and he will have a choice how his life will end. lil
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Sep 15, 2010 11:00pm PDT
walked up to the dmv table and asked for driver's licenses using addresses of homes that burned to the ground. >> they have never had a driver's license before, but that house got burned down. >> they took their id's to various agencies such as pg&e looking for handouts. >> essentially you can walk out with $1500 in gift cards and a free cell phone. >> and they did? >> they did. >> the dmv figured out they were lying and arrested all four people. it is too much for san bruno residents to bear. >> they need to be locked up for a longtime. they need serious, serious punishment. that's the lowest of low. >> inside the neighborhood, police arrested one person for looting and caught two would be looters impersonating a firefighter and utility worker. the residents are still finding some valuables that managed to escape the fire and the thieves. today firecrews cut into a safe they found in the rubble and discovered jewelry inside. residents were given a couple hours today to sort through the debris. >> yeah, i was surprised that my brother's cd's some were still in tact. we were able to fin
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Sep 14, 2010 11:00pm PDT
. >> there were citizens helping us drag fire hose and it was all hand on deck in every sense of the word. >> matt didn't hesitate. >> it was like, boom. we have to help people. this is my city. >> he pulled hoses through people's homes to get people close to the fire quickly. >> they hook it up to the fire high drandz. >> they didn't get the crucial help they needed for more than an hour. that's how long it took. -- that's how long to shut the gas off, and investigatorses want to know why. >> the two valves on both sides of this event, a mile, mile and a half away are manual. thisy have to be turned manually to be turned off. >> they will look into why the line doesn't have valves that shut off automatically which some pg&e lines do have. investigators have asked the public to come forward and give them information that could help them figure out why this happened. they have received close to 90 e-mails. >> with 90 e-mails only one of the e-mails reported that a person smelled gas. it was several weeks ago they called pg&e and they got a response to it. >> while investigators work o
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Sep 10, 2010 11:00pm PDT
their lives. >> the house next to us was a blaze. it looked like a volcano erupted next to our house. and it was a huge plume of fire and smoke. and the yards were so hot. our front yard was on fire. our backyard was on fire. >> their house and their cat are gone. >> we just have each other. we are happy for that. we lost our cat, but it was either the cat or the kids. we had to choose. >> after the pasta feed tonight, the guererros came to the veterans' memorial rec center in san bruno to talk to pg&e representatives who gave them $1,000 and a voucher for a rental car. and there are semple -- several services for victims if they need it. there are clotheses or any items you need and baby bottles. that is the message tonight. they are overflowing with donations. they need victimses to come here and receive the help that so many want to give. live in san bruno, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> people are so generous in a time of crisis. >>> pg&e made a $1 million contribution to assist the kinds of charity groups that are helping out in san bruno. wells fargo gave $50,000 to the red cros
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Sep 16, 2010 11:00pm PDT
funeral tomorrow. >> i looked at it about three times. she spoke to me. i want to use her words. >>reporter: jackie and the girl died a week ago in the san bruno explosion and fire that killed at least 4 people. >> i want people to know that they matter. that this should never have happened. that we didn't deserve, they were just home making dinner. doing homework. >>reporter: she was eighth grader at the catholic school in san francisco. she was president of the student council. dancer. honor student. her classmates are determined to keep her memory alive. >> she's part of the class 2011 and she's a big part of it and we are not going to forget that. we are keeping her picture up. writ now her desk is still here with things in it. >>reporter: loved ones say the sudden death of jackie and vanessa made them realize the importance of cherishing every day. lesson it seems that she had already learned. >> even if we have a busy schedule we should take time to enjoy and appreciate all of god's gifts. >>reporter: impressive little girl. the few rallies are scheduled for tomorrow and t
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Sep 2, 2010 11:00pm PDT
and murder took place. >> really shocking. alarming. scary. >>reporter: and she tells us she is still very afraid even though vald moore was shot and killed in a confrontation with police, there is still one man missing and it makes her very nervous. she's not walking the neighborhood any more and she's having nightmares. but police may be closing in on the missing man whereabouts. they are going to search the land fill at 9:00 o'clock tomorrow morning. live in hercules, tomorrow morning. live in hercules, amy, abc 7 news. >>> all right amy thank you. this complicated also involves 2 other victims. mark and allen acquaintance of vald moore inside the home. allen husband charles is now in jail facing charges of possessing a collection of chemicals and explosives including some radioactive material. for the past 16 years he has worked with women cal engineer at goodrich in fair field and expected in court tomorrow to face charges. he told authorities the items came from his job but doors say they checked and that's not true. depleted your any um may be among the items. >> atf loca
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Sep 6, 2010 11:00pm PDT
scaled the tower late today. he says this won't be his last climb. don joins us live from south of market in san francisco. >> right her at the millenium tower. he climbed the world trade center and sears tower but he says that he had to do this and actually a number of years ago u.s. special forces told him that the world trade center would be attacked he didn't know when but ever since 9/11 he's been carrying around the guilt. >> lacking at the building i mean there's this wall of fear that facing it is so intimidating. >>reporter: i the sky scraper man after his arrest. blisters on the hands and citation for trespassing and public nuisance. but this climb up the 60 story tower was for a reason he says. he believes sky scrapers are vulnerable to another terrorist attack. and that firemen can't battle blazes at this high at talked and more. >> in doing so i felt like i was doing it for all the cancer survivors out there. >>reporter: he's a survivor of stage 4 cancer. almost killed him 10 years ago. that's when he began planning this climb. he ascended slowly with huge suction cup.
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Sep 1, 2010 11:00pm PDT
point, that is the biggest loosened for us. >> they found him last night as he was driving tran's are ka. he ended up at the 99 ranch market in richmond. he ran inside and grabbed a meat cleaver. a chp officer shot him to death. inside the car they found tran's body in the passenger seat. >> you know, we love her dearly. she is a great catch. any man would love to be with her. she -- it is so sad. she will never see her son get married or be a grandmother. >> cindy tran had three sons, and they tell us she was a loving mother who lived for her kids. they say she had broken up with him a couple weeks ago. she was planning on reuniting with their father. live in hercules, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> amy, thanks. >>> police say the white cadillac escalade found in the parking lot is linked to both the suspect and to two women found dead inside a house in vallejo. abc7's alan alan wang picks up the story from there. >> police believe the de come -- the decomposing bodies were the missing friends, alan and smart. >> it appearses the bodies have been here for several days. i can say one b
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Aug 31, 2010 11:00pm PDT
mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin! >>> a violent end to a bay area man hunt. the one suspect wanted by two police departments is dead, and inside his car, a gruesome discovery. >> we begin tonight with breaking news in richmond. the information that links a chp shooting there to unsolved cases in vallejo and hercules. lisa amin is live at the scene for us in richmond. lisa? >> reporter: carolyn -- >> carolyn, we are at the ranch 99 market in richmond where there is an active scene going on behind me. police are trying to piece together this very, very complicated situation. chp officials confirm their officer shot and killed murder suspect valdamaro. he is not the only one who is dead. his girlfriend who police say was kidnapped this morning from vallejo is dead inside of the car. investigators believe she was dead before he got here to richm
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Sep 23, 2010 11:00pm PDT
again-for all of us. >> good evening everyone. pg&e most closely guarded secret upped the streets of san francisco is a secret no more. >> after two weeks of wrestling with the power company the fire chief finally getting answers. amy is here now with cooperation that the chief was fight to go get. >>reporter: it took some time but she got what she wanted. she knows where the pipes r.big question is what will she do with the form? will sheree lease it or keep it to herself? here it is. map of the gas line running through san francisco. fire chief the white asked for this a week ago. >> very pleased that this morning representatives from pg&e came here to the building and hand delivered a map to me as well as the pipeline integrity management system plan. >>reporter: week ago pg&e refused to let her have it. for security and safety reasons. we asked them about the change of heart. >> we have looked at both the safety and security concerns and we knew there was a lot of interest from the public and a lot of concerns over the safety of our pipeline stem and we wanted to do everything
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Sep 22, 2010 11:00pm PDT
. if you don't have the money, it is difficult to offer the same level of service we are used to. >> ac transit is in a contract dispute with their labor union. they say if the labor will make compromises, then some of the cuts can be avoided. if that doesn't happen, these cuts will go into affect in december. live in oakland, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thank you a lot. >>> another transit agency is looking for additional revenue. bart is considering selling the naming rights to stations and putting up more wrap around ads on the outside of trains to raise a little extra cash. those measures will be debated at a board meeting tomorrow. >>> jaycee dugard and her two daughters may be spared from reliving the ordeal in court. nancy and her husband, philip, were indicted by a grand jury. neither the district attorney's office nor the grand jury though will confirm that report. it would eliminate the need for a preliminary hearing which would likely have required dugard ea testimony. they are accused of kidnapping and holding her for years. both pled not guilty. >>> two men were seriously
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Sep 27, 2010 11:00pm PDT
thursday. state supply of one of the drug to be used in his lethal injection expires just hours later on october 1st. pushing the execution that close to the drug expiration date concerns death penalty opponent. >> this drug here is the one drug that prevents the person being executed from feeling pain during the process. if this drug doesn't work then everyone agrees that it will be an excruciating painful death. >>reporter: the sedative is the first of the 3 drugs to be administered to brown at the start of the execution procedure. about there is a strong chance the execution may not happen at all this week. >> there's an additional delay of as much as 3 hours which is certainly a real possibility the drugs expiration date pass and execution can not proceed because the drug has expired. >>reporter: brown was convicted for the 1980 rape murder of riverside teenager susan jordan. governor schwarzenegger 45 hour reprieve came after a marin county judge refused to block the execution. >> he is going to be executed pursuant to protocol that the was not properly nabingtd. >>reporter: lawy
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Sep 3, 2010 11:00pm PDT
us all remember them for not how they died, but for how they lived. >> 46-year-old cindy was known as jennie to her co-workerses and clients at devon's salon. she cut people's hair for a living, but she was also a friend. >> she was so warm and wonderful. >> she is a special lady. she will be missed. >> 73-year-old ricardo worked as a security guard at the bank. >> and ricardo. he was a wonderful man. he always had a smile. he is so gracious. >> police believe cindy's boy end from -- boyfriend murdered ricardo because he thought ricardo was getting involved with cindy. they believe he strangled cindy before he was shot to death in a confrontation with police. >> it was senseless and the violence was senseless. i still don't know why it happened. >> cindy's co-workers organized the vigil for the two victims. more than a hundred people attended. >> what they represented was true friendship. >> cindy tran had four sons ranging in age from 14 to 21. her friends set up a fund for the boys. they say cindy was a devoted mother. live in vallejo, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> thank you. >>>
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Sep 21, 2010 11:00pm PDT
minor. tonight the officer's lawyer says the officer was essentially invited to use scare straight tactics and no objections to the lecture and the handcuffing. all was done in the effort to reach out to a young man. the names are being withheld to protect the names of the minors and prosecutors are looking at charging the officer with false imprisonment. this is a very rare case, and will be interesting to see just how the d.a. handles this. reporting live in san jose, alan wang, abc7 news. >> thanks, alan. >>> well, executions in california could begin again as early as next week for prisoners on san quentin's death row. a federal judge is considering lifting his ban on executions in the state. he heard arguments from both sides today, but some are questioning the timing of all this. lisa amin is live in burlingame with reaction from meg whitman. >> meg whitman talked about jobs, education and her apponent. she's accusing jerry brown of using the death penalty as a political pawn. the fate of death row inmate will be decided on the fifth floor of the federal courthouse in san jos
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Sep 29, 2010 11:00pm PDT
woman used to work as a housekeeper for meg whitman and she came forward today to say she is here illegally and whitman knew it. >> cecilia vega is here with more on the possible political fallout for the republican candidate. cecilia? >> carolyn, this political fallout could be coming in the days ahead. she said she had no idea her housekeeper was undocumented until last year. but the housekeeper's lawyer said she knew and did nothing about it. >> we have to hold employers accountable for hiring only documented workers. >> that was yesterday. today she emerged, her former house ceerp of nine years and she -- housekeeper for nine years and in the country illegally. >> and i said, meg, please, can you help me? she was very upset and said, no! and you don't know me, and i have never seen you. >> with attorney gloria allred by her side, she said whitman treated her like garbage. >> in short, it was a nightmare. >> from the campaign trail in san jose, whitman fired back. she said she hired nicky through an employment agency. her campaign provided these documents. it was a falsified so
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Sep 8, 2010 11:00pm PDT
lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin! turned into a wrecking yard this evening. that's after a dump truck came speeding down the grand avenue off-ramp out of control. >> in all 13 carses damaged. five people were hurt. amy hollyfield is near the accident scene tonight with what happened. amy? >> carolyn, one driver told me when she heard the truck start hitting cars she thought it was gunshots. the driver of the truck said he did everything he could to try and stop that truck, but that his brakes were gone. the driver said he felt like he was floating when he was barreling out of control toward a line of cars sitting at a red light. >> oh god the whole way is all i could say. >> he jumped out to check on everyone and was especially relieved when he realized that no one was in the backseat of the honda he hit. >> i think everyone is really lu
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Sep 13, 2010 11:00pm PDT
son greg age 50 and his son william, skaechbility the family of 81 year elizabeth torrez tells us she was one of the 4 people killed but the coroner not confirmed her identity. officials have rae leased the names of 3 of the dead and they include 44-year-old jacqueline and her 13-year-old daughter and the woman on the right scene with her boyfriend gomez. he was badly burned trying to rescue her. that young man was horribly wounded trying to save his girlfriend. suddenly he needed saving himself. and family rush to go escape the danger risked their laivs to help him. carolyn takes their story vl. >> we first met tammy the day after the explosion. talking about a neighbor. >> that skin just rolling all of him. and in critical condition. >> that's where the house was, >> that's where the house was, ya. >> horrible. >>reporter: tonight tammy, >>reporter: tonight tammy, her husband meek and their daughter amanda showed us what used to be their neighbor's house. it is gone but he's alive. they believe the explosion blew 19-year-old joseph gomez nearly 300 feet to their door step. >> he
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Sep 7, 2010 11:00pm PDT
a lawsuit over the utility taxes with chevron for $114 million. some feel that money could be used to save the schools. but at least one councilmember , gnat bate had, says they have been fiscally irresponsible and says the buck stops here. >> they need to get their act together. we can no longer as a city of richland be an atm every time they have a problem and we are threatened with an attempt to close schools. >> bates was the only opposition, but before the meeting started he told me he was going to change his mind because he didn't want those students to suffer. so it is likely richmond will spend the $1.5 million to keep these three schools open for one more year. reporting live in richmond, alan wopping, abc7 news. -- alan wang, abc7 news. >> thank you so much. >>> it looks like a fire bug is on the loose in sunnyvale. this is a sketch of the man police call a person of interest in a string of arsons. abc7's lisa amin gulezian is live and, lisa, it sounds like this man has been busy. >> police are hoping this man will give them the answers they need. he was seen leaving the
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Sep 28, 2010 11:00pm PDT
into the lethal injection procedures. the state's existing supply of one of the drugs used in executions expires on friday. that means if a higher court does not reverse the decision by friday night, the state will be unable to execute brown for several months. >>> the big question in san leandro, how did a dead bear get there? the carcass showed up sunday night outside a market on foothill bowel -- boulevard. it had been shot. now authorities are trying to figure out who dumped this bear and why? amy hollyfield is live in san leandro with a very strange set of circumstances. >> dan, how did they get away with it? it has a liquor store, a deli and a taco restaurant and they were all open at the time. it was lie thrg on the sidewalk plain as day. but when the owner of el taco first saw it, he didn't believe it. >> when we pulled in the parking lot it was like, oh, look, someone is passed out drunk. and then my son said, no, it is a dog. i said, no, it is a bear. he said, it is a stuffed animal and i said, no, it is a bear. look at it. >> it was hard to believe because it was in
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Sep 17, 2010 11:00pm PDT
important for all of us to have a clear understanding. >> san bruno city officials offered to clear debris from the property of 37 pipeline fire victims who lost their homes. it will be free as long as the homeowners sign a waiver. residents whose homes are damaged are doing the clean up work themselves or hired contractors to do it. >>> a vigil was held in honor of jessica morales. the 20-year-old died in the explosion and fire in san bruno last week. amy hollyfield was there as loved ones remembered a vibrant, happy young woman. >> she wasn't even supposed to be there. >> she switched her day of work. she couldn't watch the game, but yeah, wrong place at the wrong time. >> 20-year-old jessica morales was at her boyfriend's san bruno home when the explosion happened. 19-year-old joseph gomez was severely burned as he tried to save her. he is still in the hospital with second and third-degree burns over 40% of his body. but tonight jessica's friends and family tried to focus on her life and not how she died. >> we are trying to just remember what a great person she was and not think
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Sep 20, 2010 11:00pm PDT
us natural gas pipeline. even the fire chief has had troubles getting information on where it is. >>> now you see it. now you don't. new shopping concept that is bringing business to vacant san francisco >> that segment of pipe was not on the top 100 list. >> it iing nyeed deadly fire that destroyed a neighborhood and sparked nationwide concern about the natural gas pipeline running under our homes. even so that san bruno pipeline was not considered dangerous enough to be on pg&e list of its 100 highest priorities. at the top of that list is solana county pipeline running through cordeal. >> more than 2 dozen of the top 100 here in the the bay area. highlighted on this map. laura spoke tonight with people living near some of the riskiest sites. laura. >>reporter: hi allen. this list from pg&e is really a tough read n.part because there was no detailed map that came with it. this area where i am right now in san pablo was pretty easy to find because there was a specific street listed in here but in many other location even the local are having a hard time figuring it out. >> i did
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